The WRCC's most recent interview is a 2-part series with Coach Tom Rothenberger. Rothenberger has coached XC and T&F for close to 40 years. One of the most successful HS coaches in the United States, Tom began his life as number 8 of 9 children without the means and support to go to college. From a coach’s discovery in his sophomore year at Lakeridge HS (OR), to a standout 1500 runner in his junior year, Tom’s running gained him the opportunity to go to Boise State University. At BSU, one word written on a chalkboard in an Education class changed his way of thinking about coaching. Along with state and regional success as a coach, Tom was voted National Girls XC Coach of the Year in 2006. Coach “Roth” shares his inspirations, his coaching philosophy, and his secrets to success in this 2-part interview. What was that word written on the chalkboard? Listen to this fascinating interview with Tom Rothenberger and find out--and be inspired by this extraordinary master coach!
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#33 - WRCC Interview, "Christi Smith Ryan - Head Track and Field Coach, Central Catholic HS, Portland, Oregon"
"From a childhood of humble beginnings in Columbus, Ohio, to a State Championship in HS and a D1 NCAA Heptathlon Championship while at the University of Akron, Christi Smith Ryan is now the inspirational Head Coach at Central Catholic HS in Portland, Oregon. She talks about growing up in Columbus, her extraordinary athletic career at the U of Akron, and how she leads her team through love and inspiration at Central Catholic HS. She talks about being a woman, a coach of color, how to cultivate athleticism in XC and T & F, and the importance of diversity and openness in our world. Coach Smith Ryan is the whole package--from extraordinary athlete to extraordinary coach." - Charlotte Richardson
WRCC members Charlotte Richardson and Melissa Hill sit down to chat with Coach Diane Wholey, an international and collegiate coach for more than 35 years, in this part 1 of 2 interviews.
WRCC members Charlotte Richardson and Melissa Hill sit down to chat with Coach Diane Wholey, an international and collegiate coach for more than 35 years, in this part 2 of 2 interviews.
Two life long women runners, who are also Nike executives, talk with WRCC founder Charlotte Richardson about leadership and how important it is for successful coaching. Being a strong leader, having a vision, and communicating that vision to your team and staff will help make your team more cohesive and successful. This interview offers useful and important information for successful leadership in coaching.
In part two of our interview on "Leading in Coaching", our panel continues their discussion of leadership and how it applies to coaching.
WRCC founders Charlotte Lettis Richardson and Melissa Hill along with member Laura Caldwell take us through how we can encourage and recruit more women to the coaching ranks in this WRCC interview.
Coach Tania Fischer was a successful age group, college, and professional runner. In 1996 she qualified for the Olympic Trials 5000m with a time of 15:33. Tania later went on to co-found The Janes Running Club as both a runner and their coach. She currently holds the had coaching position for both boys and girls in XC and Track and Field at Santa Monica HS. Tania talks about her early days in So Cal as a top age group runner, her two years running in Germany under the government system, and her transition to head coach at Santa Monica HS. Her story is fascinating and informative about coaching, being a leader, and her experiences as an elite runner. - Charlotte Richardson
In a continuation of Charlotte Richardson's interview with Tania Fischer, they discuss The Janes TC and coaching the Santa Monica HS XC and track and field teams in Part 2.
Check out the first in a series of Women’s Running Coaches Collective interviews on video “Conversations on Coaching” with Resolute Track Club founder and hurdle/sprint coach extraordinaire, Christina Whitney. Great advice on coaching T & F, being a female coach, and how to “Ignite the Fire” in your athletes!
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